Experts at working with wood

Before understanding furniture construction, style design or color combinations, a furniture builder must understand wood species.

The Palettes by Winesburg Wood Guide is meant to educate you about each individual species of wood: their history, usage, natural markings, coloration and other common facts. Also included is a special section covering proper care for your wood product, including the use of polish and cleaner, to ensure your investment will last for years to come.

Every piece is like a fingerprint

The beauty of solid wood is that it is a natural product and no two pieces are alike. Trees endure long winters and dry summer heat, grow at various rates, and suffer broken branches and other disfigurements- all of which give each piece its own unique fingerprint. These natural markings are why people buy solid wood.

Wood changes over time

Did you know that most woods, even cherry, darken in open light? For example: if you put a placemat on a new cherry table, even in normal room light, the exposed surface can darken one shade in as little as a few days.

Wood species will also naturally expand or contract if exposed to high or low humidity levels. In most cases, these changes make no noticeable difference, but extreme humidity can cause problems for your furniture. For more details, see our maintenance page.

We hope you enjoy the furniture as much as we enjoyed making it for you!